Why aren’t people cycling use the quieter roads away from the buses and HGVs?March 9, 2020 0 COMMENTS
The area we are considering for these improvements was identified based on expected future levels of people cycling. The exact corridor alignment will be considered following pre-engagement and would most likely be a mix of main roads and quiet back streets, with infrastructure proposed as appropriate to the street environment.
The facility will accommodate both people who already cycle as well as encouraging new people to take up active travel. Our approach is to provide cycling facilities on main roads so that we can cater sufficiently for the expected future number of people cycling, while also providing sufficient protection from traffic. This makes it easy for people to get between town centres and access the shops and amenities they need to visit which are usually located along main roads and high streets.
Direct and convenient routes are key to make cycling or walking the obvious choice of mode of transport for short local trips, resulting in our high streets being more pleasant, safer and less polluted.
Sylvia is the current Brent Cycling Campaign Coordinator. She is a Cricklewood resident and a cargobike mum of two.